[Philip Lelyveld comment: The video has weirdly beautiful techno music. ]
Ghost imaging was developed because it can take pictures of objects by recording light that doesn't actually hit them, making it promising for surveillance.
...a projector shines hundreds of random computer-generated, black-and-white patterns on an object, while four single-pixel detectors record the amount of light reflected back. Patterns that happen to match the shape of the object reflect more light than those that don't. The computer weights each black-and-white pattern according to the intensity recorded by the detectors and overlays the results, so that a picture of the object gradually emerges.
The 3D system's four detectors are placed above, below and on either side of the projector. These detectors measure slightly varying intensities of reflected light and create pictures with different shading.
On Wednesday, Amazon Publishing announced Kindle Worlds, “the first commercial publishing platform that will enable any writer to create fan fiction based on a range of original stories and characters and earn royalties for doing so.” The company is making this work by securing licenses from existing entertainment properties and by paying royalties to both the original author and the fan fiction author.
The website notes that “Amazon Publishing will acquire all rights to your new stories, including global publication rights, for the term of copyright.”
See the full story here: http://paidcontent.org/2013/05/22/amazons-new-kindle-worlds-gives-authors-a-way-to-sell-fan-fiction-without-legal-hassles/?utm_source=General+Users&utm_campaign=2d31a97f95-c%3Amed+d%3A05-23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1dd83065c6-2d31a97f95-99190873
[Philip Lelyveld comment: the author, Mike Terpin, is a long-standing LA business leader and entrepreneur.]
In 1994, there was tremendous skepticism about the Internet (people scoffed at claims it had a reach of 20 million people; I recall a TV executive at the time scoffing that "19 million of them are students and professors overseas").
So is this an amazing bubble ($1 billion in value, up from less than $10,000 at its inception in 2009) about to pop, the beginning of a ride to where the bitcoin rivals gold as an asset and the dollar as a currency, or the start of a ride that goes halfway up and then gets destroyed by hacks, government bans (which would be hard to enforce given its completely distributed nature -- it would be like banning barter) or the rise of a newer, better digital currency?
Calabasas-based surround sound and audio technology firm DTS has scored a design win with Chinese auto manufacturer BYD, the company said this morning. According to DTS, BYD will implement its DTS Digital Surround into four models of its vehicles. The four models of vehicles will launch in China in Q2. Financial impact of the win was not announced.
See the full story here: http://www.socaltech.com/dts_gets_win_at_byd/s-0049470.html
Contractor's concept is hardly unique as other engineering research has suggested the possibility of printing certain types of food, particularly homogenous materials like chocolate.
However, the new design aims to simplify the process of making food by cutting down the inputs to nothing more than a combination of different powders that could be mixed with water and oil to produce a meal layer by layer.
... Since the materials could be just about anything, the top layer might be a more easily produced food than actual cheese.
...The big advantage to this approach is that it allows users to maximize the nutrition from any given meal and minimize waste. Because the food is stored as a simple dehydrated powder, any given component would boast a shelf life of as long as 30 years.
Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa are working on a tool that would resemble a pair of glasses using holographic images that would stimulate retinal cells, thus providing a high quality image.
This technology, which was presented in the journal Nature Communications, could help some of the 25 million of people around the world who suffer from age-related macular degeneration and one and a half million with retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic disease of the retina that eventually leads to blindness. Over the past year, new electronic chip implants offer a basic solution to these patients.
See the full story here: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2013-05/21/c_124738770.htm
While people were watching the movie, the heat of the DVD player affected the disc. When the movie ended and they ejected the disc, they smelled pizza. They also saw pizza: the discs were printed to look like mini pies, and carried the message: "Did you enjoy the movie? The next one will be even better with a hot and delicious Domino's Pizza."
The flows appearing on the screens constitute a sort of 'surveillance' of the peers as fragments of the files that they are exchanging can be visualized during the transmission or the reception. The remote users are, unknowingly, composing an endless collage determined by what they chose to download.
Didn't you fear that you might get into trouble?
We thought about it, we were particularly concerned about the exhibition spaces, but the legal aspects are very schizophrenic. It is obvious that the peer-to-peer structures have positive cultural impacts and also often positive social ones. The same questions were asked with the arrival of photocopiers, audio cassettes, VHS, etc.. The main stumbling blocks remain the obsolete structures of film and music production.
[Philip Lelyveld comment; If you strip away the technology, didn't Charles Dickens do this about 150 years ago?]
Haunting Melissa doesn’t have a predetermined length: Edelstein shot thousands of hours of video, and it will be pushed out to viewers in “chapters,” or segments, on a timeline that can be tweaked on the back end. For example, if a user hasn’t entered the app for a while, he or she might receive a push notification that a new chapter is available.
In addition, the actual video content can be adjusted through the app’s content management system, so new content can be inserted into a chapter after a user has already watched it. The idea is to keep users coming back to the app, checking for new content and seeing what has changed.
See the whole story here: http://paidcontent.org/2013/05/16/producer-of-the-ring-and-mulholland-drive-releases-new-horror-movie-as-an-ios-app/?utm_source=General+Users&utm_campaign=62fda6ef2f-c%3Amed+d%3A05-17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1dd83065c6-62fda6ef2f-99147229
Mass Relevance is worth keeping an eye on because it’s helping Twitter and Facebook use their social interaction data in unique ways that are appealing to media companies and big brands during live or notable events. For example, it’s in the CBS’s best interest to curate and increase social interactions during the Super Bowl because it can then justify the higher advertising rate prices to advertisers that want to run a commercial during the big game.
The platform itself allows highly visible media companies to manage the flow of social information they’re consistently getting hit with. It takes social data streams from various social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Vine, Instagram, YouTube, and others) and weaves them into a single console for clients. From there you can set word/hashtag filters, audience demographic filters (age range, gender, geography), media or social network filters, and so on — basically fine-tuning all that social data for a specific purpose. The platform can also help its clients display that “social content” intelligently through mobile apps, live TV broadcasts, websites, projector screens at conferences, stadium displays, and other visualizations that run alongside media events.